BALI SURF CAMP SEMINYAK
Shops, bars, restaurants and nightlife within a short walking distance, surf guiding for all surfing levels at all Bali spots, pool, Jacuzzi, mini-cinema, restaurant, W-Lan,
5 minutes walk to Seminyak Beach and 15 minutes walk to Kuta.
Discovering the island with its many surf spots and numerous other attractions is at the heart of our Kima Surf Camp. Mobility is very important to us. We organise up to 12 “guided tours” to the various surf spots every day (Mon. – Fri.). This way we make sure that every surfer (beginners, intermediates or advanced surfers) is on the right wave at the right time. Accompanied by our guides by car and boat, you'll be able to discover the perfect waves all around this more than divine island.
The Kima Bali Surf Camp Seminyak is about 3 km north of the heaving tourist stronghold, Kuta at the quieter spot of Seminyak. A distance that means you can choose between a chill-out evening at the Surf Camp or a hot night clubbing in Kuta.
The six wonderful kilometres of Kuta Beach are only a few minutes' walk from
the camp and this offers you the legendary beach breaks, such as HalfWay, Padma or KuDeTa. These breaks are ideal for beginners and are an ideal counter-piece to the daily Surfaris with our camp cars
However, if you prefer to be out and about on your own, you’re free to use our jeeps and mountain bikes – just check with us.
In 1989 it was "Pencak Silat", a type of martial arts,that brought Ari to a training camp in Indonesia, where he was meant to be preparing for competitions in the homeland of this old Malaysian martial art. However, it wasn't long before he got hooked on something completely different.......surfing, and the enchanting way and mentality of the people here. And thus the idea of a Bali Surfari was born. The years that followed saw him laying the foundation for the first Kima Bali Surf Camp along with his best mate, Boris.
Kima Surf has now been organising Surf Camps and Surfaris since 1995. Of course lots of things have changed since then, but one thing still remains: it's a get-together of like-minded people with the one and the same passion - surfing as a life-style.
Our team is Ari, Roland, Felix, Maria and Patricia (Office and Communication), Lars (Camp Manager), Tom (Guide Team Leader) as well as our international and local surf guide team.
We all have one commitment: working hard to make the idea of the Bali Surf Camp an unforgettable experience for you.
Kima Bali Surf Camp’s big plus is that surf guiding is inclusive!
Monday to Friday we organise up to twelve trips for all surf levels to various breaks all round Bali. What this means is that you can take part in at least two and a maximum of three guided session per day. At the weekend diversified Beach Day Trips are lined up for you or you can join one of the Culture and Sport Trips organised by Kima Bali Surf Camps.
The surf spots we head for are graded according to the various surf levels and selected depending on the tide, swell and wind conditions. Our surf guides are all trained in life-saving, they’re familiar with the island, drive safely and can give you competent briefing on the spot. Here they’ll point out characteristics or any potential hazards. The guides always surf with you in the water, giving you tips and showing you tricks. Twice a week the sessions are filmed so that the analysis afterwards can help you identify the mistakes you’re making and sort these out. You can also take part in twice-weekly theory lessons on material maintenance, wave know-how and surf rules.
Our guided tours are always adapted to the given conditions, this means that depending on the swell the odd secret spot might come to light. On the other hand, you might, even as an advanced beginner, be able to ride a reef break and then boast at the end of your holiday that you mastered Uluwatu.With our years of experience you’ll always be at the right spot at the right time!
On the evening before choose the surf sessions that suit you best – depending on your preferences and skills and simply enter your name in the list. If you’re really surf-crazy and not put off by the thought of an early-morning surf, you can do more than the usual two sessions a day. Our surf guides will be pleased to help you make your choice.
For beginners the many beach breaks on our doorstep (e.g. HalfWay, Padma, KuDeTa, DoubleSix) are ideal for surfing your first green wave and improving your take-off. These spots are considered world-class beach breaks and even experienced surfers can get a perfect ride here.
For intermediate surfers Bali has a whole series of soft reef breaks and semi-beach breaks in store. Many perfect waves at long point breaks will push your skills and maybe even make you an advanced surfer by the end of your stay.
Of course it is the advanced surfers that really get their money’s worth on Bali. The best waves all round Bali are on our schedule: the legendary Airport breaks, the classic Bali waves such as Dreamland and Balangan or the world famous spots like Padang-Padang, Keramas or Uluwatu. As something of an institution here, we obviously know a few unknown and unsurfed waves – the ones the guidebooks don’t know.
The diversity and sheer perfection of the waves is enough to make any surfer's heart miss a beat. No matter what time of the year, Bali has a constant surf and ideal conditions for both beginners, intermediates and pro's.
And don't worry about the swell - that’s 100% guaranteed!
For your comfort and to let you really enjoy your time before and after surfing we've made every effort to create a genuine Bali feeling in our choice of accommodation.
The Base Surf Camp is “The Green Room” Hotel in Seminyak, a quiet place on Bali's west coast, a few minutes’ walk from Kuta. Shopping, dining, clubbing possibilities are all within easy walking distance.
The four-bed and double rooms (all with their own bathroom) are situated around a natural stone pool and a Jacuzzi in the tropical garden. All rooms are up to western standards with mosquito nets, hot water, ventilators and on demand also air-conditions.
Our bungalow is just a few steps away from the main building and comes with 2 air-conditioned dorm bedrooms over two levels, an open living room, two bathrooms – both with warm water, a small kitchen with cooking facilities and fridge, TV/DVD, and of course a lush, tropical garden.
The three Bali-style bungalows are only some 50 m from the Camp Hotel and have 95 – 125 m² room for two to four persons. Each bungalow has a fully equipped kitchen, an open living-dining area looking over the tropical garden and air-conditioned bedrooms with a bathroom and shower.
The Robinson Crusoe design of the entire camp ensures you experience island lifestyle at its best. Our Chill House with its HiFi/DVD, beach bar, BBQ corner or hammocks is ideal for hanging out between surfing trips: relaxing, wining and dining, whatever you fancy...
Our hotel restaurant is open from 7:00 am to 11:00 p.m. and offers various international and local dishes, created by our French chef Jeremie.
Our comprehensive and delicious breakfast is available from 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. On the menu you will find different kinds of breakfast options.
You have a choice of fresh fruit juices, starters and main courses with bread/toast, butter and homemade jam. Your breakfast could look like this: Watermelon juice or Papaya Cinnamon milkshake, fresh fruit salad or pancakes, two eggs any style with bread, butter and jam or Nasi Goreng (fried Indonesian rice with veggies).Tea and Coffee is available every day for free from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
In case you attend an early morning session you can order a take-away breakfast on the eveningbefore.
Our half-board option is a bargain that you can book additionally for a small fee. Aside from our included breakfast you can order a 2-course menu every day after 5:30 p.m. You can choose a starter or main course and a dessert from our diversified menu, consisting of local and western food. Furthermore, our internationally experienced chef offers daily specials and will happily cater for dinner parties or BBQ nights.
The cost of living on Bali is extremely low. A healthy and filling meal (e.g. fish including a side dish) will cost around 3 € !! There are lots of local cuisine restaurants near the hotel. The obligatory evening beer on the beach is likely to be the most expensive thing on the menu of healthy indo food. Fruit salads or nasi or mie goring can be had for 1 € even on the most remote beaches.
In Seminyak there are plenty of restaurants which cater for the western palate. You'll find all sorts of food: German, Persian, Italian, Japanese, Greek, or Brazilian, plus of course international fast food chains.
On the move - by land and sea - our strong point
The major concept of the Kima Bali Surf Camp is to get to know what's near and far in Bali. Whether shorebreak in Dreamland, reef of Bingin or Kuta´s beach
breaks: our long-term experience of Bali promises to take you to the best waves all around the island. Depending on the day's conditions, what the participants want to
do and their surfing level, our guests take off in small groups by car or boat over and around the island . This way you can take part in at least 10 surf sessions at the various spots in any one week.
Here on the island you don’t have to miss out on culture and other activities. Hindu Bali offers not only endless temples, royal palaces and rice terraces in the island’s interior, the coastal towns have loads of opportunities for shopping, dining and hanging out with the right people.
For the sports fans there is a wide spectrum: diving, wake/kiteboarding,stand-up paddling, volcano trekking, rafting, mountain biking or tree top climbing.
Culture and Sport Trips
So that you can get to know Bali’s inland we, at Kima Surf Camp, also offer organised culture and sport trips with a driver at the weekend.
Beach Day Trips
If surfing during the week is not enough for you, you can take part in the beach day trips. We’ll take you to Bali’s coolest surf beaches, e.g. Dreamland, Uluwatu or Balangan, where you can bask in the sun to your heart’s content or surf the perfect waves. The beach day trips are always on a Sunday and are included in the camp price.
Bali off your own bat
So you can get to know your “own” Bali our car pool with minibuses (min. 3 guests), jeeps and mountain bikes is available free of charge for island tours or other activities. – just check with us for availability. You can hire a moped with a board carrier for € 3 /day.
For short trips to the supermarket or ATM a driver can be organised – just check with us.
An international driver's license is necessary for all vehicles!
Equipment, your own stuff
Our material pool has been put together to suit the conditions we have here: shortboards (6'0'' - 7'0''), funshapes and mini-malibus (7'0'' - 7'8'') for our beginners. We have a board for every level and all conditions. If you don't mind the haul, feel free to bring your own equipment or favourite board with you, so you can put them to the ultimate test here. Board shorts, leashes, booties, foot pads and wax can be had here at reasonable prices – with a special Kima discount. We are also pleased to kit you out with custom boards.
Leashes and lycras are included in the rental, however, possible repairs have to paid for. If you want to be on the safe side as far as ding repair is concerned you can “insure” your rental board for 25 €. That means that we will carry the costs for any repairs over a period of 1 – 3 weeks, whether it’s a tiny dent or a major break.
Any damage will of course be immediately and professionally repaired. If the board or parts of it get lost - for instance gone forever sailing over the wide, wide sea – the costs have to be borne by the user despite the insurance.
The following services are included:
- Airport transfer
- Accommodation incl. breakfast in a double or 4-bed room or bungalow with own WC and shower
- Surf Guiding, min. 10 guided sessions per week
(Mon. –Fri.), incl. spot transfer, spot instruction, coaching in the water
- 1x Beach day trip (Sunday) per week
- 2x Surf video coaching and analysis per week
- 1x Boat shuttle to the outer reefs (advanced surfers)
- 2x Surf theory per week
- Use of mountain bikes and Camp vehicles
- Camp drivers
- Free flow coffee & tea (daily up to 6PM)
PRICES (per person):
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